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Documentary Shares Story of Robotics Team, Immigrant Students

Documentary Shares Story of Robotics Team, Immigrant Students

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat In 2004, a group of four undocumented immigrant Latino high school students accomplished an astonishing achievement. Competing on a robotics team formed at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, the four young men defeated students from the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology in an elite robotics competition. In

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Video: New film showcases the sport of boxing and declares it’s “the era of Latin fighters”

LatinaLista — Fighting has been part of human society from the beginning. A recent study found that men’s faces actually evolved to better withstand punches since the face has always been the primary target for clenched fists. It’s something that every boxer knows firsthand — and today, it’s more Latino boxers taking it on the

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Video: Latina author searches for the root of “Hispanic” vs “Latino” identity

LatinaLista — Mexican American author and UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora never realized the diversity of “Hispanics” until she moved out of her Los Angeles neighborhood, where 100 percent of her neighbors were families who could trace their lineage back to different states of Mexico, to the East Coast where people mistook her for

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Fact Sheet: Latino Childhood Obesity Rates Remain Significantly High

SaludToday While obesity rates may be leveling off for some, rates among Latino youth remain significantly high, according to a new fact sheet. The fact sheet, from Leadership for Healthy Communities, indicates that Latino children and adolescents are more likely to be overweight and obese than their White peers, due to limited availability of healthy

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Connecticut’s Young, Latino, and Political

By Adam Chiara CTLatinoNews.com The three have only lived for 84 years, yet in that time, these young Latinos have already made an impact in Connecticut politics. From leading a state commission, to serving on a city council, to heading the state’s leading Hispanic Democratic Caucus and working in a U.S. senator’s office, there is

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Underground comedy on the border has its own jalapeño flavor

By Andrea Vargas Borderzine EL PASO – Everyone always enjoys a good laugh and at Coconuts Bar and Grill the staff invites amateur comedians to gather around every Tuesday to perform in the Underground Comedy Show. Comedians from El Paso differ from comics in other places, because the culture here nourishes a different type of

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